Project Novocaine / Bio

Project Novocaine is an American rock band established in February of 2005 based out of San Antonio, Texas. Phillip, known as "Phok", and John, known as "J5 Silver", are the two founding members of Project Novocaine. With artistic musical vibes feeding off of each other, the duo creates what is known as artistic musical art, with electrifying guitars and poetic personal lyrics. Phok's father Chris, known as "The A$$hole", is the special guest bassist invited to perform bass guitar for the duo on their newest single "One Day". However, the story of Phok, J5 Silver and The A$$hole did not begin with Project Novocaine.

In the late winter of 1996, J5 Silver just finished his tour with the military and heard of a small local band that was just starting out. J5 Silver's brother knew the members of the band known as Black Chrome and told J5 Silver the band was in need of a singer. J5 Silver responded to the request and tired out for Black Chrome, only to become the front man for the young band. Phok, a high school student at the time, was the lead guitarist for Black Chrome, influenced by The A$$hole, and other cover bands. Black Chrome began as a cover band and played numerous gigs throughout San Antonio, Texas. In late 1997 Black Chrome broke up, only to be the beginning for Phok and J5 Silver to explore music even further.

Together, along with The A$$hole, they created a band known as Z-Axis the following year. Z-Axis was the starting point where Phok, J5 Silver and The A$$hole began discovering and experimenting with different sounds and lyrics of personal events; artists were born. Performing live in numerous gigs throughout San Antonio and the surrounding areas Phok, J5 Silver and The A$$hole had discovered the building blocks for their sound. Z-Axis had participated in an event known as "Walk for Life" in Fredericksburg, Texas volunteering their time as a band providing music for the volunteers who were walking at the event, which was a success. Unfortunately due to personal issues and events in late 1998, Z-Axis broke up and J5 Silver faded out of the music scene.

Phok and The A$$hole continued on with their musical journey and created a band that was known as The Flying Circus in late 1999. The Flying Circus focused mainly on instrumental progressive rock. Phok's artistic journey flourished during his involvement with The Flying Circus. In mid 2000 this wonderfully creative and experimental rock band came to an end after performing its only gig at Taco Land in San Antonio, Texas.

Finally, in 2005 Phok and J5 Silver reunited and agreed to get back into the music scene by creating an acoustic rock duo known as Project Novocaine in order to keep out of the hustle and bustle of creating a full band. This tactic allowed Phok and J5 Silver to fully concentrate on creating music at a different level. After a few years of writing over a dozen acoustic songs Phok decided it was time to get back to their roots and begin writing heavy rock/metal and J5 Silver agreed. After writing and producing their first full album, with the help of computer programs and tools available to musicians in this new age of music, "Residual" was unleashed upon the masses. Phok concentrated on writing, producing and performing all musical instruments as well as some backing vocals for Project Novocaine while J5 Silver wrote and performed the main vocal's and backing vocal's poetic personal lyrics and helped with the musical arrangement. On December of 2012, The A$$hole joined up with Phok and J5 Silver to write and record bass guitar for a Project Novocaine single titled "One Day" bringing back the feel of the old Z-Axis days one more time.

Today, fully operational, Project Novocaine looks forward to creating more music and releasing more albums for years to come.

General Info

Band Members
Phok: All Instruments, Backing Vocals; J5 Silver: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals; The A$$hole: Bass (joined Dec 2012)
Artist Name
Project Novocaine
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Metal / Indie

Contact Info

San Antonio, TX

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